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Where Does Your Poop Go?

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Simran Khosla

Satchel Lang is a curious eight-year-old Chicagoan who doesn’t want poop’s destiny to remain such a mystery. Curious City answers Satchel’s question with an interactive graphic that shows how poop and pee in the Chicago area get processed by an agency called the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Check it out here.

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